Tramlines Review: The Half Earth
It’s clear that Sheffield based solo artist Conor Stephenson is someone who belongs in front of an adoring audience, and despite bashfully remarking how nervous he was; Connor performed at Sheffield Cathedral with an astoundingly quiet confidence.
Providing a thoroughly enjoyable set, The Half Earth are certainly one to watch. Drawing in an impressive crowd, the cathedral walls brimmed with eerie soundscapes along with a voice which managed to captivate every single person in the room.
Highlights of the set include ‘Borders’; a melodic, emotive affair along with forthcoming single ‘Balance’, which emitted a certain confidence; standing sure and definite in it’s execution.
The band closed the show with new song ‘Holding On’, which was by far the most memorable track of the performance. With an upbeat danceability ‘Holding On’ saw Half Earth take a departure from the more melancholy offers, and delivered a sense of empowerment and certainly.
However, what was most impressive about the performance was the robustness of Connor’s voice which undoubtedly succeeded in standing up to the grandeur of our surroundings.
Words: Ebony Nembhard
Photo: Dan Sumption